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Bluechel Jr., Ted (18th September 1946-16th May 2009)

He was a multi-instrumentalist/singer who plays drums, percussion and guitarist born in San Pedro, California.

In the late 1950s/early 1960s he was with The Cherry Hill Singers and the band, The Men.   In 1964 he became a founding member of the pop group The Association and rejoined them in 1979 when they reformed following a hiatus.

He left the group in the early ’80s and began working with the Corporal Bank at Chase Manhattan.  He married in 1981 and settled in Burlinghame with his wife Amanda, having their daughter Kathleen.  By this time he was going by the name Richard Blue.

After he retired, he and his family moved to London in 1998, returning home 10 years later.  He passed away in 2009 when he was

The Association Recordings
Windy (Ruthann Friedmann )
Never My Love (Don & Dick Addrisi )

Here’s The Association with “Standing Still”…

Sources:
1.                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Association
2.                 www.classicwebs.com/associat.htm
3.                  www.epinions.com/content_3331170436
4.                  www.members.aol.com/oldies1/associat.htm
5.                  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=127728532